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Do not consider the name of the fat but rather its effect on cholesterol. Lauric acid, a saturated fat and the major constituent in coconut fat, raises serum cholesterol considerably. However, it almost entirely raises HDL cholesterol, meaning the net effect is a higher total cholesterol, but a much "healthier" cholesterol composition. They don't know if ...


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I don't know if there have been any clinical trials on the particular product that Dr. Oz is promoting, but there have been several studies published in peer-reviewed journals on the effects of green tea on metabolism and weight loss. The 2008 study Green tea extract ingestion, fat oxidation, and glucose tolerance in healthy humans found that "average fat ...


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I don't have a reference to studies showing consuming coconut oil is healthier than other plant oils, but I do have one that showed it was worse which is what you also asked. In this 5 week cross-over 3x3 Latin square design study of diets high in palmitic oil, extra-virgin olive oil, and coconut oil [1], the coconut oil diet showed significantly higher ...


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Yes, here's one scientific study that says that forskolin causes weight loss in humans: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16129715 Note that a single study of 30 people is not sufficient to conclude that forskolin is effective and safe from side-effects. Readers are advised to consult a doctor before taking forskolin.


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